Great Date Restaurants

Great Date Restaurants

GoLocalProv | By The Lifestyle Team

Whether you're single, married, or somewhere in between, you need a great date night. And we've got five great restaurants that are up to the job.

Spicy Fun in Newport: Perro Salado
Creative Mexican is the rule at Perro Salado, a fun and funky little gem a few blocks off Newport's oh-so-beaten path of clam shacks and loud seaside patios. Tucked into a circa-1700 historic house (reported to be haunted!), they're creating a buzz among locals and tourists-in-the-know for super-fresh, often organic and locally-sourced, and always delicious dishes. Chef Dan Hall has worked in kitchens in New York, Miami and Boston for the last 25 years, and those ethnicity-rich cities have clearly sparked a passion for creating vibrant and inventive Mexican fare. Start with the sticky pork ribs and you'll crave them again for days and weeks to come. The fish tacos alone will make you think you've died and gone to Baja.

Perro Salado (Spanish for "Salty Dog") also sports an extensive tequila bar, Mexican cervezas, and handcrafted margaritas and cocktails. Options abound -- belly up to the bustling bar, people watch from the patio, or get toasty by the fire when the frost sets in. Even if romance isn't in the air, you're sure to fall in love with Perro Salado. 19 Charles St, Newport, 619-4777.

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